Anderson - Ruth (Gourley) Coe, 82, Anderson, died July 22, 2004 at Rawlins House, Pendleton after a brief illness.
She was born March 8, 1922 in Anderson, Indiana, and resided in Anderson, Indiana. She lived in this area all of her life.
She retired in 1976 from Delco Remy Division of General Motors after 30 years of service as a relief operator.
She was a member of New Life Nazarene Church, Our Pals Birthday Club and the Joy Club at the church. She enjoyed baking,cooking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her Children: Royce E. Johnson of Indianapolis. Darla R. (Johnson) & husband Dean Forney of Markleville. Step Daughters: Elaine F. (Coe) & husband Howard Hosier of Anderson. Marta A. (Coe) & husband Larry Shalley of Bourbanais, Illinois. Sisters: Elma B. Tucker of Anderson. Rose Yeagley of Pendleton. Mae Hiday of California. Cousins: Marie Files of Pendleton. Frieda Fortine of Greenwood. Grandchildren: Zephyr Johnson of Pendleton. Adam Forney & Eric Forney of Markleville. Step Grandchildren: Cheryl Crowder and companion Phillip Tevis of Muncie, Aaron Willhoite & wife Kelly of Indianapolis and Kyle Shalley of Bourbanais, Illinois. Four Step Great Grandchildren: Aneize Crowder, Zorn Crowder both of Muncie, Reagan Willhoite and Presley Willhoite both of Indianapolis. Sister-in-law: Sophia Gourley of Anderson. Brother-in-law: Jim Borders of Anderson. Several Nieces & Nephews: Becky & husband David Helvey of Chesterfield. Joan & husband Don Russell of Brooksville, Florida. Larry & wife Patty Tucker of Anderson. Sheryl & husband Lester Johnson of Indianapolis. Dean & husband Jack Gillespie of Riverside, California. Ronnie & wife Donna Yeagley of Anderson. Sue & husband Paul Hawkins of Pendleton. Marlene Hodson of California. Special Friends including: Margaret Johnson, Betty Bitner and Bob & Imogene James.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Robert W. Coe on April 27, 1991. Parents: George W. & Alta (Griswald) Gourley. Siblings: Chlorice ''Joe'' Gourley, Odetta J. Davis, Alberta Borders. Step Grandson: Troy Willhoite. Nieces & Nephews: Bill Kimmerling and Loretta Powell.
Services will be Monday, July 26, 2004 at 10:00 AM at New Life Church of the Nazarene; 3615 Raible Avenue, with Rev. Robert James officiating.
Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson.
Visitation will be from 3-7:00 PM on Sunday, July 25, 2004 at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel; 200 W. 53rd Street & one hour prior to service at the church.
Contributions may be made to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Research or Parkinson's Awareness.